Stoic figures living with Hong Kong’s ‘new normal’ stand out in artist Vivian Ho’s absurdist postcards of the city

//Stoic figures living with Hong Kong’s ‘new normal’ stand out in artist Vivian Ho’s absurdist postcards of the city

Stoic figures living with Hong Kong’s ‘new normal’ stand out in artist Vivian Ho’s absurdist postcards of the city

Hong Kong artist Vivian Ho Pok-yan’s latest solo exhibition, “Wish You Were Here”, presents a fantastical, cartoonish reimagination of her home city, replete with giant creatures and overgrown fauna that pop off the canvas in bright colours that grab you.Always present amid the chaos are calm, reflective figures, their demeanour tinged with loneliness.“I was trying to bring out the ridiculous in Hong Kong, and how people kind of live and cope with it,” Ho says.“They are just living their own…

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